Tag Archives: Handcut Dovetails

First Kumiko Box

This has been a wonderful challenging project that was inspired by blogs I had read by Mike Pekovich of Fine Woodworking Magazine and Greg Merritt of HillBilly Daiku.  To start this journey “down the rabbit hole” as Greg puts it … Continue reading

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Custom Order: Dovetailed Pine Box

In a previous post I mentioned that I have a custom order request from the Etsy store and the client was very understanding about my vacation and Armoire plans.  It’s now coming to the final stages and my goal for today … Continue reading

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Juried In !!!

I received an email from  the San Diego County Fair the other day telling me that the HDTV stand was accepted into the Design in Wood competition.  Wow is all I can say to that!  The Design in Wood is sponsored … Continue reading

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Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

Here is the completed presentation box I was commissioned to build through my Etsy store.  The wood is Monkeypod, dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ deep and tall by 4 1/2″ long.  The finish is multiple coats of Platinum shellac rubbed … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

Now that the shellac is fully cured I find myself wanting to post the pictures of this box so my client can see the progress that’s been made since the last blog.  Pictures will never replace seeing the real thing … Continue reading

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Arm Cuff Presentation Box

Very happy that the glue up for the presentation box went without a hitch.  Glue ups can tend to be stressful so careful planning is a must; especially for someone like me who’s been accused of even pre-worrying!  Here is … Continue reading

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Monkeypod Wood + Dovetails = Challenge

The thing I’ve always enjoyed about my career choices, whether it was teaching or woodworking, is that there is always a challenge.  I may have taught the same subject hundreds of times but because there was a different student the … Continue reading

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